Firms and public authorities have a strong interest in improving gender equality at work. On this page, you will find information on the most recent academic research on the efficiency of some policies aimed at improving gender equality.
Comment atteindre plus d'égalité entre hommes et femmes en Europe ?
Yasser, Rawane (2019), The Conversation
Parental leave policies help to reduce professional inequalities, but other policies are also necessary. The article examines the state of gender equality on the labour market in European countries and the possible means to achieve more equality. Key takeaways:
- Gender gaps have declined but a glass ceiling persists and wage inequalities remain significant.
- Nordic countries have managed to close the gap in labour market participation through their universal policies for childcare and generous parental leave.
- But gender norms reinforce traditional gender roles, and women continue to work fewer hours and in lower-paying jobs.
- Public policies and behavioural changes are required to overcome persistent wage inequalities.